Nutcracker opens Dec. 1. The classic ballet, The Nutcracker, presented by Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will begin a three-day run with 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. A second three-day run is scheduled the following weekend, Dec. 8-10. For tickets, call 281-480-1613.
Toyland Fantasy Dec. 2. Bay Area Museum Guild members will host their annual holiday treat for children, the Toyland Fantasy Breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Bay Oaks Country Club. Tickets are $35.
Panhellenic Party Dec. 7. Clear Lake Area Panhellenic members will gather Thursday, Dec. 7 at the home of Barbara Dickey for their annual Holiday Party.
Chamber lunch Dec. 13. Clear Lake Area Chamber members will gather at Lakewood Yacht Club at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 for their monthly luncheon and music by The Notables. For reservations, call 281-488-7676.
Chamber party Dec. 18. Clear Lake Chamber members will gather at the chamber for their annual Christmas party Monday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Welcome Neighbors Dec. 21. Bay Area Welcome Neighbors Club will meet Thursday, Dec. 21 at Bay Oaks Country Club for a luncheon with the talented Mickey Hobbs performing holiday classics and many other popular songs. For luncheon reservations, contact Nancy Guthrie at email@example.com or call 281.333.3055.
UHCL registration. Returning UHCL students can register for classes online for the spring 2018 semester now through Jan. 12. Late registration runs from Jan. 13-23. Classes begin Jan. 16. For course schedules or registration, visit www.uhcl.edu/academics.
Awards Luncheon Dec. 14. The Deer Park Chamber will hold its annual Awards Luncheon Thursday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Republic Grill at Battleground Golf Course, 1600 Georgia Ave. Tickets, which are $25 each, may be reserved by contacting Naomi Richison at 281-479-1559 or at Naomi@deerparkchamber.org
Chamber luncheon Dec. 7. Friendswood Chamber members will gather at the Green Events Center, 2000 W. Parkwood, for their monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For reservations, call 281-482-3329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Parade Dec. 9. Friendswood families will gather at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for the city’s Christmas Parade along Friendswood Drive from Heritage Drive to Shadwell. For information, call Carol Marcantel, 281-482-3329.
BAGS Luncheon Dec. 16. The Bay Area Genealogical Society will have its Holiday Luncheon Saturday, Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Village Café. Lunch is dutch. RSVP to Kim Zrubek by Monday, Dec. 1.
Coming up at the Grand. Singers Lyle Lovett will appear at The 1894 Grand Opera House Monday, Dec. 4 and Jerry Jeff Walker on Saturday, Dec. 16. For tickets and information, call 409.744.7848.
ALBA Yule Party Dec. 12. Assistance League members will have their annual Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the home of Cecilia Dismukes in Waterford Harbour.
Boat Parade sails at 6 p.m. The 56th annual Christmas Boat Parade will set sail across Clear Lake at 6 p.m. and transverse the Clear Creek Channel into Galveston Bay.
Chamber party Dec. 12. League City Regional Chamber members will gather Tuesday, Dec. 12 for their annual Christmas party from 4 to 7 p.m. at the chamber office.
Pops concert Dec. 1 and 2. The Clear Lake Symphony will present its annual Christmas Pops Concert Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2 in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium, 18220 Upper Bay Road, with guest artists, the Gloria Dei Lutheran Festival Choir. Tickets may be purchased at the concert.
Holiday in the Park Dec. 9. Nassau Bay families will gather from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for Holiday in the Park in Howard Ward Park, 18300 Upper Bay Road. Meet Santa, play in the snow, ride a tube down the snow slide, sing carols and much more.
Chamber Gala, Dec. 12. The Pasadena Chamber will host its annual gala at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Sylvan Beach Pavilion, 1 Sylvan Beach Drive in La Porte, honoring its Board of Directors and announcing the Citizen of the Year. Black tie optional. Music by the Pasadena Philaharmonic Orchestra. For tickets, which are $75 each, visit pasadenachamber.com or call the chamber, 281-487-7871.
Christmas Parade Dec. 2. The 36th annual Hometown Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m. traveling east on FM 518, beginning at Old Alvin Road and ending at Pearland Parkway.
Chamber Open House Dec. 13. The Pearland Chamber will host its Christmas Open House Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Commerce Center, 6117 Broadway. For information, call Cheryl Kepp, 281-485-3634.
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 2. Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Seabrook Community House, 1210 Anders St., from 9 to 11 a.m. This yearly, free community event is a Seabrook favorite, serving hot pancakes and little smoky sausages to children, plus they can get their picture taken with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas!
BAMG Party Dec. 7. Bay Area Museum Guild members will gather Thursday, Dec. 7 for their Holiday Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bay Area Museum in Clear Lake Park.
Tree Lighting Dec. 7. The Seabrook community is invited to an evening of holiday cheer, music and fun at the lighting of the Seabrook Christmas Tree on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Main Street, next to Mohrhusen Park. Musical performances and a visit by Santa.
Festival of Trees Dec. 7. The 24th annual Interfaith Caring Ministries Festival of Trees Gala will be Thursday, Dec. 7, at Lakewood Yacht Club. The evening will feature a performance by the Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, a seated dinner, a wine pull, plus live and silent auctions. For reservations or to become a sponsor, purchase or decorate a tree or wreath, contact Jessica Peterson at 281-332-3881 Ext. 1111 and by email, email@example.com